'Pak-India relations defined by peace, cooperation'

ISLAMABAD - Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi has said that a relationship between Pakistan and India defined by peace, friendship and cooperation would unleash enormous opportunities for our youth, secure a more prosperous future for our people and accelerate progress across our region.

In his reply to the letter of Prime Minister Nawaz Sharif, Narendra Modi thanked for his letter of 2nd June and the positive sentiments that he had expressed about his visit to India in May and said that he looks forward to working closely with him and his government in an atmosphere free from confrontation and violence in order to chart a new course in bilateral relations. Modi said that he was encouraged by their discussions on their bilateral relations and the convergence of their views.

The Indian leader said that he was particularly delighted and honoured by Pakistani Prime Minister’s participation in the ceremony for the swearing in of the new government. He said that Nawaz’s presence and that of other leaders from our region not only added a special sheen to the event, but also a celebration of the strength of democracy in our region and a reflection of our collective hopes and shared destinies.

Modi also condemned in the strongest terms the terrorists attack in Karachi and conveyed his deepest condolences for the loss of innocent lives in this senseless and barbaric attack. Modi also thanked Nawaz for the sari that he sent for his mother, a gesture that she deeply appreciated. 

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